Aspire Wire

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Aspire Wire is the blog of the Aspire Institute at Wheelock College. Our posts bridge research, policy, and practice on the topics of education, child and human development, and health and wellness.

STEM Service Learning May Grow a Generation of Environmental Stewards

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In 2010, I had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with two members of the Cambridge Public School System, Lisa C. Lesser, the seventh-grade science teacher […]

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Introducing the New Pre-Kindergarten Standards

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For the past three years, Wheelock professors Karen Worth and Jeff Winokur worked closely with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) to […]

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WriteBoston Case Studies: Coaching Transforms Student Writing

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WriteBoston recently published two valuable new case studies on the impact of offering writing coaching to teachers. WriteBoston promotes deep learning through writing. The organization […]

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Providing Effective Behavior Support for Teachers and Children

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Several weeks ago, the US Department of Education and the US Department of Justice issued a series of guidelines to address growing evidence and concern over […]

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Webinar Introducing the New MA Pre-K Science, Technology, and Engineering Standards

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Follow the link below for a webinar introducing the new Pre-K Science, Technology and Engineering Standards. The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) […]

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